Monday, October 01, 2007

Trade & Skills Fair

City Recreation and Youth Services Department to Sponsor
Youth & Young Adult Trade & Skills Fair

Release Date: Monday, October 1, 2007

Contact: Roma Stephens, Recreation & Youth Services, 333-3322

The City of Dayton’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services is hosting a “Youth & Young Adult Skilled Trades Fair” on Tuesday, October 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth Street.

The event is free and open to all youth and young adults (ages 16 to 23 years) and will focus on two areas of interest: obtaining a GED and post-high school training for those interested in trades.

The fair’s GED section will offer information to youth and young adults who have attended high school but did not receive a diploma. Representatives of several schools and agencies will be present to discuss GED options with those seeking a second chance at earning a high school education and improving career possibilities.

The trade careers section is for individuals who are on track to earn a high school diploma but are interested in skilled trade careers rather than pursuing a four-year degree. Representatives from more than 30 career areas including electrical, plumbing, trucking, health and beauty, and even creative fields will be present to offer information on opportunities and requirements for the trades.

Currently enrolled students should contact a school guidance counselor regarding attendance. Dayton Public Schools will send interested Junior and Senior level students to the trade careers segment.

For more information, call 333-8400.

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